January 11, 2013 09:00 ET

Students Compete for Scholarship in Mathematics Competition

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Jan 11, 2013) - In an economic climate where most schools and organizations face budget cuts limiting their ability to function, the Reel Math Challenge ( is triumphing in its second year. With hundreds of participants last year, the 2013 Reel Math Challenge hopes to attract even more students. Each of the four finalist team members along with one adult chaperone will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2013 MATHCOUNTS National Competition, where they will present their videos to those participating in that event. 

The MATHCOUNTS National Competition is held annually in Washington, DC, bringing hundreds of students and their student advisors together to compete for national in the area of mathematics, but also vote for the winner of the Reel Math Challenge. As an incentive for all Reel Math Challenge participants, each member of the winning team will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Even those who are not finalists are eligible for great prizes, including $25 gift cards during weekly drawings, all provided by MATHCOUNTS sponsors.

Created to promote mathematics education for students in grades six through eight, the Reel Math Challenge is a competition requiring a team of four to create and star in an educational math video ( that illustrates a math problem and demonstrates its solution. The competition not only teaches math skills by using problems within the middle school mathematics curriculum, but encourages creativity, teamwork, and sportsmanship, skills that many schools struggle to teach within the confines of a classroom.

The Reel Math Challenge is an annual competition from the MATHCOUNTS organization. MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. Currently in its 30th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country's largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students. For more information visit

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